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· May, 2015

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Stories about English from May, 2015

22 May 2015

ISIS Claims Responsibility in Suicide Bombing in Shia Mosque in Qatif Killing 21 Worshippers

Twenty-one people were killed when an ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shia mosque in Qatif, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, after Friday prayers today.

In Bangladesh, It's So Long to Cyber Cafés

Cyber cafés in Bangladesh are shutting down because of easy Internet access on mobile phones. In the past five years, more than 40 percent have closed shop.

Human Rights Lawyer's Indictment Marks the Beginning of a ‘Weibo Inquisition’ in China

Advox

Pu Zhiqiang was indicted on charges of "inciting ethnic hatred" and "picking quarrels and provoking a disturbance." The case against him is based on about 30 online postings he wrote.

21 May 2015

Pakistanis Use Twitter To Raise Their Concerns On The Proposed Cybercrime Bill 2015

Message to an Ethiopian Blogger: Mahlet Fantahun, You Are Not Alone

Advox

"Writing one single blog post is not going to bring Mahlet... out of Kaliti Prison. This is much rather about keeping the process going. Of not staying silent."

Police Shoot a Man Dead. Justified Force or China's ‘Stability Maintenance’ at Work?

A man was shot after fighting with an officer inside a train station. To many, it was violence typical of government efforts to maintain stability at all costs.

Pakistani Company Accused of Running Fake Degree Scam Has a History of Silencing Critics

Many people tried to expose Axact's degree fraud before, the NYT didn't break this story, but this is the first time everyone is paying attention.

Activist Ambassador Lawyer Journalist: What It’s Like to Be Hated Online in Russia Today

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, Afisha magazine's Nina Nazarova published a collection of fascinating interviews with four public figures who have played major roles online and in the news in Russia.

20 May 2015

Global Voices Partners With The Balochistan Point

Second Most Spoken Languages in Africa

Why Is Pakistan's Balochistan Shut Out of Its Own Natural Gas Reserves?

"Domestically, we have a dire need for Sui gas supply. In its absence, we have to resort to burning wood for household fuel needs."

From #GoHomeIndianMedia, Nepal Turns to #ComeBackIndianBarber

Kathmandu's barbers were typically looked down upon. With the human exodus and economic collapse brought about by two earthquakes, however, they've become one of the area's most sought-after professionals.

19 May 2015

Russia Launches ‘Predictive System’ for Monitoring Protest Activity Online

RuNet EchoAdvox

The new Russian software will allegedly be able to spot preparations for protests online long before they happen, and could supply that information to law enforcement, academics and state officials.

Morsi's Death Sentence: The International Community Is Anything but Silent

The international community speaks up against Morsi's verdict and the mass death sentences passed by an Egyptian court on May 16. Netizens stand in support for the ousted president.

Thailand’s Section 44 Could Be Worse Than Martial Law

Thailand is no longer under martial law, but a new security law gave the army broad and 'unlimited' powers in the civilian government.

Despite Protests, Malaysia Still Plans to Build a Mega Dam That Could Displace 20,000 Indigenous People

"It is built for the benefit of others rather than those who live in Baram and for the long term good of the Baram."

The Profitable Patriotism of Vladimir Putin's Biker Bromance

RuNet Echo

Putin’s biker bromance admittedly isn’t radically new, but the prominence—both in Russia and abroad—of the "Night Wolves" motorcycle gang is exploding like never before.

18 May 2015

‘Lipstick Protester’ Jasmina Golubovska: Macedonians Want to ‘Start from Scratch’

A Reuters photo turned Golubovska's lipstick into a symbol of the mass protests in Macedonia. But there is nothing cosmetic about citizens' demand for change.

ISIS Fighters Capture Ramadi in Iraq

Global Voices Checkdesk Tracking Reactions to Morsi's Trial